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Well-researched and brilliantly written, Taking Aim At The President: The Remarkable Story Of The Woman Who Shot At Gerald Ford by Geri Spieler explores the life of one of the two women who attempted to assassinate the president. … Read the rest

Here is a question: What made San Francisco San Franciso? Why do we get along so well?

One major key to the ethos of San Francisco is the city’s explosive and unbalanced growth from 800 to 25,000 people in one year. Twenty-five thousand were men; miners under the age of 40 and 2,000 were prostitutes. San Francisco Tim’s History and Tour Maps

The adventurers who came to mine for gold survived formidable hardships, whether they traveled overland or around Cape Horn. They were self-sufficient and independent minded … Read the rest

What We Need Today are San Francisco Values

Photo by Melinda Martin-Khan

“I didn’t know there was any help out there. … I’d probably be dead if I’d stayed in Stockton.” — Terry, an Army vet suffering from PTSD who found the help she needed to recover in the San Francisco Bay Area

One day if I do go to heaven, I’ll look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.
— Pulitzer Prize winner
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The Writer’s Quandary: We Are All in The Same Proverbial Boat

A writer is a writer is a writer, no matter what genre we practice. We all suffer the ups and downs with creativity, inspiration, and despair.
I say this with all confidence, although some may argue that literary fiction writers are different than those who are journalists, nonfiction authors, and freelancers.

Rubbish. We all have our great moments of inspiration or times when we can’t find the right word to … Read the rest

Attending the San Francisco Super Bowl Celebrations? Have the Terrorists Won?

 

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I don’t have tickets to the Super Bowl game but I live in Silicon Valley and have the opportunity to participate in public Super Bowl celebrations.

Therein lies the dilemma: Whether to join the throngs of people in the middle of San Francisco for pregame festivities.

I mention this dilemma because of all the security issues that abound here, it is a major target.  I’m a little closer to the … Read the rest

Hatch a Baby Business- Executive Edge, Forbes Magazine –

 

By Geri Spieler – Research Director, Gartner

When CEO Josh Silverman joined Evite.com, A San Francisco-based start-up that lets users organize group events online, he never imagined he’d need the help of anything as formal as a business incubator.

But within weeks after becoming employee number four in early January 1999, Silverman realized that navigating the San Francisco labyrinths of office space, construction permits, and equipment purchases was much … Read the rest

Skip-More Than Sara Jane’s Brother-My Friend

Geri with llama

 

I lost a friend this week. Well, I call him a friend, although we had an unusual relationship.

In large part, he began as a source for my book, Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford. The book is about his sister, Sara Jane Moore, the middle-age mother who shot at President Gerald Ford in 1975 in front of the … Read the rest